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Old 06-10-2006, 22:12   #1 (permalink)
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Mk1 Windsor swap??

Hi there,

I'm in AZ, USA, and have a '64 Mk1 GT 2 door. I bought it as a partially completed project, and the previous owner was working toward a 2.3L turbo EFI setup.

While that's not a bad choice at all, I'm thinking about a 302/5.0L Windsor instead.

Has anyone put a Windsor in a Mk1? Will it fit?

If I can't get the V8 in there, I'll fall back on the 2.3 turbo, or possibly a Zetec w/turbo...

Anyway, I'd love to hear from anyone who's swapped in a Windsor, or any Cortina folks here in the States.
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Old 06-16-2006, 20:31   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Mk1 Windsor swap??

So, nobody's got a Windsor in a Mk1?

Has anyone SEEN a Windsor (302) in a Mk1?
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Old 06-19-2006, 12:44   #3 (permalink)
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yes i've seen one on custom car magazine(uk). he fitted a 302ci in a mk1. it's fits easily. the only thing he did is he replaced the whole transmission tunnel from a 2.8i automatic sierra. uprated 3 lire capri springs ans a narrowed 9 inch at the back. twin cosworth radiator fans. the mk1 has a cavernous engine bay so a 302 isn't a problem. more also it looks like a
factory fit. idunno if it's a windsor 302 or a clevo. i'm not into ford engines. i'm fitting a 350sbc in a 2 door mk3 cortina. if i find the magazine i'll scan pics/article and i'll email it to you ok? i need some help on a cortina mk3/sbc.
do you think a mild steel tube chassis is stronger the onr in the cortina?
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Old 06-20-2006, 07:32   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Mk1 Windsor swap??

Thanks for the reply!

I would love to see the pics/article if you can find them. My email is cnbinaz@msn.com

I'm not very familiar with the Mk3, IIRC they were never imported to the States. I do think that a tube frame would be quite a bit stronger than the Cortina unibody. I intend to seam weld mine, and add a rollcage to stiffen up the chassis. If it's not going to be a dedicated race car, this is probably sufficient. I don't know that the added expense/work of a full tube chassis would be worthwhile for a street car.
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Old 10-01-2006, 00:06   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Mk1 Windsor swap??

sorry for dragging up and old post...

we have a 63 mk1 2 door with windsor fitted still not finished....
runs box section 3/4 chassis
mark is right the tunnel needs to most work

use a bronco type sump
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